SolMarket

Another quick post from a summer job at SolMarket, here in Valencia. This is the third year that this food festival has run and each year it gets bigger and better. Situated on the beach, loads of different food trucks, live music and artisan stalls. Really lovely place to spend an evening. Don´t miss it next year if you are around the Valencia area!

New Project: 4 steps

While we were out the other day, Emma had the idea of trying to get some more movement into some of my shots. So we started messing about on the beach and actually came up with some pretty fun photographs. This got me thinking about movement , the stages of movement from start to finish, and how we very rarely see the in-between. These 4 shots below show the motion of water from start to finish... we usually only see the water just before it hits you in the face due to some child swimming past kicking their feet at 200bpm. The photographs work as a group of 4, more than individual shots. I was really pleased how they came out. 

So the idea is that over the next month I´ve set a goal to try and capture more of these moments within this format. 4 complementing shots that show a process from start to finish, hopefully showing something that is usually to fast to normally be seen. Hope you like them, and please let me know if you have any ideas for a subject that would work well in this format.

(Click on any of the images below to enlarge and see the set as a whole)

These shots where taken on the beach in Valencia, El Saler .

Women In Music Berklee @ Sala Matisse

Sincerely, Women

Last Friday night we saw an advert for a Berklee Valencia event celebrating Women In Music, with the release of the compilation album on Disrupcíon Records - Sincerely, Women. The album features various artists with some absolutely outstanding music. Varied in styles, original song writing, and influences from all over the world...something for everyone! I loved all the artists!

Text taken from Women In Music site.

¨Women In Music is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition¨.

The nights performances where really great, made me want to get up and play instead of taking pictures. With very tasteful backing from various other musicians, each artist had their own sound to share, and held the audiences attention brilliantly.

The nights performances where really great, made me want to get up and play instead of taking pictures. With very tasteful backing from various other musicians, each artist had their own sound to share, and held the audiences attention brilliantly.

So here are a few shots from the night. If any of the artists find their way to this page, first of all, thank you!! But please leave any website links, iTunes, bandcamp etc in the comments so people can check out your music. Good luck with your careers and please let me know of any future gigs!

Sylvie Leys - Saxophonist

This last weekend I had the pleasure of being able to photograph Sylvie Leys. A French Saxophonist studying here in Valencia , at Berklee College of Music. We had only met once before, however knowing that we both share a love for the saxophone meant that we kind of had a head start on the idea of photography and things to talk about when doing the shoot. The day I get a shoot where the people want to talk about football is going to be a tricky one.

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Sylvie is super relaxed, which makes things a lot easier, and the only real main idea was that we wanted to get a warm sunny feel to the shots. Normally this would be easy in Valencia, but I think I have lost count of the number of times we had to reschedule due to rainy, cloudy grey days. So the sun was out, everything great... until I held Sylvie´s sax while she got up onto a wall for some more shots. I got a huge wave of Saxophone envy!! Selmer balanced action tenor. I need that saxophone!!

You can check out some of Sylvie´s new music here . She also told me about some plans to record new material with a fellow Berklee student, Saxophone and Marimba . Cant wait to hear it!